There are two options for the tourist who would like exploring the island. Both of them offering good experiences. Both of them (between self driven and renting a car without driver) offering plus and minus. You know, in Bali, land trip with the car could be challenging, especially if you haven’t visited Bali, and thus haven’t driven here at all. To guide you which one is better lets find out the advantages and disadvantages between renting a car by by self drive or hire a driver.
SELF DRIVEN / WITHOUT DRIVER
1. CHEAPER PRICE
It is obviously clear. By renting a car self driven, you will only pay for the car itself and the petrol. No need to pay a driver. This option can save your holiday budget.
2. LONGER USE OF CAR
One of the terms of renting a car by self driven is the renting period is for 24 hours per day. So for example, lets say you rent the car under the period of June 1st - 7th (7 days). This mean you will keep the car starting from 1st of June when received the car (example 10AM), continuously until 7th of June, maximum up to 10AM. The car will be staying with you in your hotel. Please note when you renting a car with driver, both car and driver will works for 10 hours per day.
3. MORE FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY
As you keep the car for 24 hours a day, you have more control for your route. You have more freedom and flexibility to determine which places of interest you would like to be visited. Not only that, say you are a club goer, and in the evening you want to go out. You can use your car to hang out at your favorite clubbing club by your car. No need to call Bali taxi.
4. MORE PRIVACY
No third party involved inside the car, e.g the driver from rental car company. If you are a couple, there are only you and your partner. If you are a family, there will be only you, your wife/husband and the kids.
5. NEW DRIVING EXPERIENCE
With the self drive option, that's mean you are the man behind the wheel, all days. While you're driving in your country that might be easy. But driving in another country, in this case in Indonesia, Bali, could bring a new driving experience for you. For the first time maybe you will be surprise with the road condition. But after some hours you will used to with the road than just drives like a pro!
The point is by choosing a Self drive option when renting a car in Bali, we convince you that everything would be fine. Based on our customer’s record, from 10 of customer, only 2 of them who chosen With driver option. Rest of them, 8 persons were just happy self driven.
Contrary to Self driven option, renting a car in Bali with the option of With driver also have some advantages and dis-advantages. Here they are:
1. WORRYLESS AND STRESSFREE
Many opinion from online forums described about Bali road condition. It said there the road in Bali is small and narrow. Although their opinion is true (in some cases), but the fact does not 100% true. The small road only exist in the south, especially Kuta, and also Ubud. But of course it is not all of them; only a few. Other than that, especially the road which connected the one region to another (example from Sanur to North Bali) most of the road is good; wide and big enough.
2. MORE RELAXING ALONG THE TRIP
By sitting on the passenger seat, you will have more relaxing time and experience. Just let the driver driving, and you and the family can just enjoy the trip along the way.
3. NEVER GET LOST IN BALI
By hiring a driver it is totally guarantee you will never got lost in Bali. The driver does know almost any place in the island. This way actually you will save much time finding the place.
4. PAY FOR MORE
It is because you need to pay the driver service. If you use him more than 10 hours as the standard hour, you must pay for more for additional hour at 10% per hour. If you chosen to rent the car by self driven, of course you do not need to pay the driver service.
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